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Anti-Social Networking February 14, 2010

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“I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete” (2 John 12)

Facebook states on their homepage: “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.” However, does Facebook really connect us with people in our life? If we are on the computer, aren’t we actually away from the presence of others? Purposeful, fulfilling relationships with others brings a joyful community into our lives. We share each others griefs, joy, pains, sorrows, comfort, and strength. The wisest writers have always told us that it is better to have a few true, lasting friendships than to have many shallow relationships. Pour into the meaningful relationships in your life, not through a computer screen, but face to face. As we  love others, we’ll find our joy increasing. Usually we serve ourselves through social networking. We want to logon and look at others information and photos, but we don’t really want to be involved in their life. As we learn to instead serve others and take a deep interest in walking this path in community, we will find ourselves much more fulfilled. Much more joyous.

Things that don’t satisify… February 14, 2010

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1 “Come, all you who are thirsty,
       come to the waters;
       and you who have no money,
       come, buy and eat!
       Come, buy wine and milk
       without money and without cost.

 2 Why spend money on what is not bread,
       and your labor on what does not satisfy?
       Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
       and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

 3 Give ear and come to me;
       hear me, that your soul may live.
       I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
       my faithful love promised to David.

(Isaiah 55:1-3)

Everyday I hear promises of satisfaction. From technology. From possessions. From money. However, the Lord reasons with me here. No matter how much I consume, I will never find myself satisfied, until I find myself satisfied in God. He asks me, “Why do you labor for things that will not satisfy you?”. He calls me to come to Him and find true joy and fulfillment. We must learn that true joy isn’t found on Facebook, or on an iPhone, or in a large house. It’s found in knowing the love that God has lavished on us in Christ.

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